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I SAY whatever tastes sweet to the most perfect per- 
 son, that is finally right.


I SAY nourish a great intellect, a great brain; If I have said anything to the contrary, I hereby  
 retract it.


I SAY man shall not hold property in man; I say the least developed person on earth is just as  
 important and sacred to himself or herself, as  
 the most developed person is to himself or her- 


I SAY where liberty draws not the blood out of  
 slavery, there slavery draws the blood out of  
I say the word of the good old cause in These States, 
 and resound it hence over the world.
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I SAY the human shape or face is so great, it must  
 never be made ridiculous;
I say for ornaments nothing outre can be allowed, And that anything is most beautiful without orna- 
And that exaggerations will be sternly revenged in  
 your own physiology, and in other persons' phys- 
 iology also;
And I say that clean-shaped children can be jetted  
 and conceived only where natural forms prevail  
 in public, and the human face and form are  
 never caricatured;
And I say that genius need never more be turned to  
(For facts properly told, how mean appear all  


I SAY the word of lands fearing nothing—I will  
 have no other land;
I say discuss all and expose all—I am for every  
 topic openly;
I say there can be no salvation for These States with- 
 out innovators—without free tongues, and ears  
 willing to hear the tongues;
And I announce as a glory of These States, that  
 they respectfully listen to propositions, reforms, 
 fresh views and doctrines, from successions of  
 men and women,
Each age with its own growth.
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I HAVE said many times that materials and the Soul  
 are great, and that all depends on physique;
Now I reverse what I said, and affirm that all depends  
 on the æsthetic or intellectual,
And that criticism is great—and that refinement is  
 greatest of all;
And I affirm now that the mind governs—and that  
 all depends on the mind.


WITH one man or woman—(no matter which one— 
 I even pick out the lowest,)
With him or her I now illustrate the whole law; I say that every right, in politics or what-not, shall be  
 eligible to that one man or woman, on the same  
 terms as any.
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